Dates Announced for LEED 2009 Launch, LEED AP Exam

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:19

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that LEED 2009 (including the new LEED Online) will launch officially on April 27, 2009. The same date will see the transition of LEED project registration and certification to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the third party that also administers the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential.

With the administration of the LEED AP credential having transitioned to GBCI in 2008 (see EBN Jan. 2009), several versions of previous LEED AP exams will be retired and new versions introduced. Below are some important transitional dates for LEED AP exams.

  • December 31, 2008: LEED AP + Existing Buildings exam retired
  • March 31, 2009: Deadline to register for LEED AP + New Construction or LEED AP + Commercial Interiors exams
  • May 2009: New LEED Green Associate exam launched
  • May 2009: New LEED AP + Operations & Maintenance Exam launched
  • June 2009: New LEED AP + Homes Exam launched
  • June 30, 2009: LEED AP + New Construction and LEED AP + Commercial Interiors exams retired (last day to take exam)
  • Fall 2009: New LEED AP + Building Design & Construction and LEED AP + Interior Design & Construction exams launched.